Police have arrested one suspect in connection with a mass shooting at Morgan State University, while a second remains at large.
The traumatic shooting took place at a homecoming celebration on October 3 at the historically black college in Baltimore, Maryland.
According to police, multiple gunmen opened fire into a near-capacity crowd leaving the Mister and Miss Morgan State pageant that evening.
Five people were injured in the shooting, four of whom were students at the Morgan State. The rest of the homecoming festivities at the college were cancelled.
Morgan State President David Wilson called the shooting a ‘heinous and very deliberate act of violence.’
The suspect arrested on Friday was only identified as a 17-year-old juvenile. Morgan State said he is not affiliated with the university in any way.
He was taken into custody without incident and is facing multiple counts of attempted murder.
‘While this arrest cannot undo the damage and trauma caused that day, it is my hope that it can bring some peace and justice to the victims, the Morgan community and our city,’ said Baltimore Police Commissioner Richard Worley.
Another shooting suspect, 18-year-old Javon Williams, remains at large. He is considered armed and dangerous.
Williams is also under federal indictment for his involvement with the Kennedy Street Crew, a gang based in northwest Washington DC. He has an open warrant out for his arrest for gun and drug charges.
‘The Morgan Community can take solace today in knowing that an arrest has been made and we are one step closer to bringing all of the alleged culprits responsible for the incident that occurred on our campus to justice,’ President Wilson said on Friday.
He continued: ‘We look forward to the day when all the individuals involved in the shooting are made to be held accountable for what took place.’
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